Despite providing the first shot on goal that was saved by Keylor Navas and eventually scored by Lukaku, Matic has been added to the squad in order to make sure Paul Pogba has more time to go forward without worrying about defensive duties, and that the back four have a layer of protection around them.
The 29-year-old was also a key part of Mourinho's Blues when winning the league in 2014-15 and has seen enough in his short time at Old Trafford to believe this will be a successful season.
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Other afternoon starters include USA stars Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson, Spain's Jon Rahm and England's Justin Rose . The other player in the threesome Jason Dufner must have felt a little embarrassed - he only managed a par.
Speaking on BT Sport, Scholes said: "I really like the Matic signing". "It is just how he uses that talent in the team".
The former England full-back believes that Antonio Conte's side is now weaker than it was last season, when they won the Premier League, and could not understand the reasoning behind Chelsea letting the Serbian leave for £40million.
"Once he gets into that, and comfortable with the surroundings - and the magnitude of what's expected of him - he'll be a good signing".
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"He is a player with great experience, many years at the highest level and good experience, good stability".
Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? Although disappointed about losing Matic, Lampard appears very optimistic about the future of the new Chelsea man Bakayoko. Bakayoko has not and I saw him in the Champions League a year ago.
Despite picking up three pieces of silverware, the Red Devils could only muster a sixth-place finish in the league and are aware of the need to improve on that front and meet rising expectations. "You saw that in the UEFA Super Cup game - he'll fit very well in there", Lampard said. We want to be competitive and we want to fight for the title again.
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The game between Swansea and Southampton had no goals, while Wayne Rooney bagged the victor as Everton saw off Stoke City 1-0. It's obvious because the linesman is on the line. "I'm trying, no, I'm doing my best every day".
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The Nasdaq Composite, meanwhile, was facing its worst week since the one ended December 2, which logged a loss of just over 2%. The single-session equity put/call ratio jumped to 0.83 - the highest since April - and the 21-day moving average rose to 0.65.
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It's been a similar story across most Asian markets, with stock falls of at least 1% a common feature of today's session. European stock markets fell further in opening trade on Friday on intensifying fears over North Korea, dealers said.